Definition of Pituitary body

1. Noun. The master gland of the endocrine system; located at the base of the brain.

Definition of Pituitary body

1. Noun. The controlling gland of the endocrine system; located at the base of the brain. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pituitary Body

pituitary-adrenal system
pituitary adamantinoma
pituitary adenoma
pituitary ameloblastoma
pituitary apoplexy
pituitary bodies
pituitary body (current term)
pituitary cachexia
pituitary diverticulum
pituitary dwarf
pituitary dwarfism
pituitary fossa
pituitary gigantism
pituitary gland
pituitary glands
pituitary gonadotropic hormone
pituitary gonadotropins
pituitary growth hormone
pituitary hormone-releasing hormones
pituitary hormone release inhibiting hormones
pituitary hormones

Literary usage of Pituitary body

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1. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray, Thomas Pickering Pick (1897)
"This process covers in the pituitary fossa, enclosing the pituitary body, ... The pituitary body is very vascular, and consists of two lobes, separated from ..."

2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1899)
"It seemed to him further that the assumption that the pituitary body has different ... The pituitary body is a constant and fundamental structure in all ..."

3. Principles of General Physiology by William Maddock Bayliss (1920)
"The organs found active were the pituitary body, the corpus luteum, ... The pituitary body is by far the most active; the substance responsible is in the ..."

4. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1905)
"pituitary body.—The exact nature of the dependence of acromegaly upon disturbance of the pituitary body is still undetermined. Benda and Tamburini consider ..."

5. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Edward Albert Sharpey-Schäfer, George Dancer Thane, Johnson Symington (1893)
"85, »'), to the extremity of which is fixed the pituitary body. ... The pituitary body has a special prolongation of the dura mater completely enclosing it, ..."

6. Report of the Annual Meeting (1900)
"The Physiological Effects of Extracts of the pituitary body.1 By Professor EA SCHAFER and SWALE VINCENT. 2. The pressor substance produces ..."

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